101 Simple Handmade Gifts for Kids

These simple handmade gifts will make the kids in your life squeal with delight!   You don’t need a ton of time or special skills to make most of these…they’re simple and cute!  What a great combination!

There are a few things on here that I’d like for myself…don’t miss the plush fox, stamped leather bracelets, or candy buttons.  You are going to be thrilled with these cool tutorials for boys and girls of all ages…even those hard to shop for teens!!

  1. Stamped Leather Bracelets – Lil Blue Boo
  2. Make a Sock Monkey – Craft Passion
  3. Lego Travel Box – Finley and Oliver
  4. Lace Crowns – Joyfolie
  5. Tea Box Circus Train – Mer Mag
  6. Word Bracelets – Happy Hour Projects
  7. Baseball String Bracelet – I Can Find the Time
  8. Fabric Memory Game – Purl Bee
  9. Pencil Pouch Tutorial – Gwenny Penny
  10. Felt Paperclip Bookmarks – Everything Etsy
  11. Twirly Desk Toy – Bloesem Kids
  12. Yoda Hat – Dollar Store Crafts
  13. Celtic Heart Knot Necklace – Clones N Clowns
  14. Nerf Dart Holder Belt – Just Deanna
  15. DIY Snow Globe – ModCloth Blog
  16. Ribbon Headband – Ribbons & Bows, Oh My
  17. Super Soft Snow Bunny – Wild Olive
  18. Initial Notebooks – Everything Etsy
  19. Mini Coloring Tote – LBG Studio
  20. Subtle Superhero Shirt – I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar
  21. Gumball Necklace – Project Nursery
  22. Handmade Pencils – Scissors.Paper.Wok
  23. Simple Chalk Recipe – Handmade & Craft
  24. Ruffle Headbands – Funky Polkadot Giraffe
  25. Robot Pencil Case – Make It and Love It
  26. Crochet Owl Hat – Repeat Crafter Me
  27. DIY Colorful Swing – Sausage Jar
  28. Candy Wrapper Pouch Tutorial – Everything Etsy
  29. Shrink Plastic Rings – CraftStylish
  30. Neon Leather Bracelet – Martha Stewart
  31. Circle Ear Bud Pouch – Dog Under My Desk
  32. Magnetic Paper Dolls – One Pearl Button
  33. Pajama Pants – Sew4Home
  34. Lego Soap Tutorial – Roots & Wings Co.
  35. Super Cool Boys Belt – The Mother Huddle
  36. Clay Word Pendant – Then She Made
  37. Kid’s Messenger Bag – Zaaberry
  38. Stuffed Fabric Turtles – Make It and Love It
  39. Rock Dominoes – Martha Stewart
  40. DIY Lap Desk – Gilbert Street Stitches
  41. Super Hero Capes – Serving Pink Lemonade
  42. Kids Bookplate Labels – World Label
  43. Glow-in-the-Dark Slime – Domestic Charm
  44. Painted Block Puzzle – Momtastic
  45. Up and Down Stuffed Penguin – Me Sew Crazy
  46. Magnetic Me Set – Creative Juice
  47. Fabric Button Ponytail Holders – Everything Etsy
  48. Candy Buttons – Sophistimom
  49. DIY Magnetic Silly Putty – Instructables
  50. Fabric Crayon Roll – Skip to My Lou
  51. Homemade Finger Paints – Easie Peasie
  52. Composition Notebook iPod Cover – Lil Blue Boo
  53. Homemade Puffy Paint – Meet the Dubiens
  54. DIY Neon Pens – Madigan Made
  55. Washi Tape Heart Notebook – Everything Etsy
  56. Kawaii Felt Magnets – Everything Etsy
  57. Stuff Sack Tutorial – Delia Creates
  58. Simple Play Dough – Handmade & Craft
  59. Hunger Games Book Cover Bracelet – DWTC
  60. Plush Fox Doll – A Beautiful Mess
  61. Toadstool Tutorial – Tao of Craft
  62. Boy’s Messenger Bag Patches  – Ambrosia Girl
  63. Star Wars Pillow cases – For the Boys
  64. Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bags – Flossie Teacakes
  65. Bicycle Bucket Tutorial – Noodlehead
  66. Mop Riding Horse – LightBlueGrey
  67. Shapes & Colors Memory Game – Dandee
  68. Fleece Football Hat – Make It and Love It
  69. Cozy Car Caddy Roll –  Homemade by Jill
  70. Notebook Paper Shirt – Millieonherworld
  71. Star Wars Tags & Stickers {Printables} – Living Locurto
  72. Children’s Play Tent – Living With Punks
  73. Basic Boys Wallet – NoodleHead
  74. Amigurumi Dragon – All About Ami
  75. Button Ponytail Holders – Everythig Etsy
  76. Super Hero Fort Kit – Meg + Andy
  77. Wild Thing Tote – Bloesem Kids
  78. Menswear Stuffed Bunny – Martha Stewart
  79. DIY Crayons – A is for Akari
  80. Felt Car Mat {No Sew} – Oopsey Daisy
  81. No Sew Tutu – Southern Bella’s
  82. Barbie Shoe Bracelet – In My Own Style
  83. Gift Card Cozy – Make It and Love It
  84. DIY Lip Balm – Not Martha
  85. Go Fish Game {Printables} – Meet the Dubiens
  86. Bunny Hand Puppet – Purl Bee
  87. Boys Lego Belt – Delia Creates
  88. Popsicle Soap – About.com
  89. Painted Wooden Bead Necklace – Laura Parke
  90. Bike Handlebar Bag Tutorial – Giver’s Log
  91. DIY Pinwheels – Style Me Pretty
  92. Little Library Card Notebooks – Packagery
  93. Child Dragon Slippers – Made by Rae
  94. Balance Board – Elsie Marley
  95. Felt Pirate Hat – Simple Simon & Co
  96. Duct Tape Flower Pens – Seven Sisters
  97. Baseball Bookends – Mod Podge Rocks
  98. Princess Hat Tutorial – Maker Mama
  99. Child Size Apron – Stumbles & Stitches
  100. Soda Can Bracelet – The Greenest Dollar
  101. Magnetic Paper Dolls – Make It and Love It

That should give you some ideas and make you look like the Creative Diva you really are…right?!  All the kids will love you!

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Have fun creating some of these simple gifts for kids!


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  1. Sarah says

    Thanks for the great list. There’s so much here that would be great for gifts for teens and adults, too.

    Kind of strange, though, that many of the projects are listed as being for boys, even though they’d be great for any gender. I know you’re just reposting the titles, of course. But it’s always dismaying to see the “pink ghetto” of girls toys is widespread in the diy world.

    I guess the best thing to do is for me to roll up my sleeves and make some of these for my kids of both genders (like that awesome ruler belt)!

  2. Mindy says

    WOW!!! Looking for ideas for making gifts this year as $ is tight. Came upon this link through Pinterest! What a life saver…can’t wait to try the handmade pencils! Really excited about the list for boys…hard to find something that isn’t ‘pretty in pink’.

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  4. Sofia says

    Good ideas! some I do not have the stuff but not your fault. I think I will make some. All are cute. And all are good and great ideas. :)

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